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White Grand vs Royal Grand 3D

Postby sussko » 02 Aug 2020, 15:13

I do mostly play jazz on my recently bought NP4 and after a long research I ended up with the White and the Grand 3D as my main piano samples. When I play jazz, it really does'nt matter which one I use since both sound very similar. But when it comes to classical music, I think many differences become quite noticeable. To me, the Royal Grand generally has a more gentle and clean sound while the White has a wider dynamic range and more "tone character". Now I become very picky every time I pick a classical piece since I can never decide which one to choose, sometimes one sounds better than the other for specific pieces but sometimes I just don't know. What are your opinions about this?
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Re: White Grand vs Royal Grand 3D

Postby Gambold » 02 Aug 2020, 19:35

As with every new grand piano, the Royal Gimmick 3D got a lot of high press when it came out, but it has since faded as we all came to realize that the oldies are still the goodies. For classical, the Grand Lady D is still the one to beat.
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Re: White Grand vs Royal Grand 3D

Postby tsss27 » 06 Aug 2020, 23:57

I prefer the White Grand in general, but I'm not playing classical. Royal 3D is very nice as well. I don't even bother with the small old pianos except some of the specialty ones.
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Re: White Grand vs Royal Grand 3D

Postby lawman » Yesterday, 09:04

With all due respect, and hoping this doesn't sound too pompous, it seems like you might be overthinking this a bit. You don't have to decide right now "Which sample is best for XXX?" and "Which sample is best for YYY?" "Best" will mean different things to different people, at different times, and you will gravitate to your own. Play what you like most, but do continue to experiment and have fun with a wide selection of sounds. Picking and choosing, rearranging your "Favorites" list, changing your mind, and then changing it back again is a fun process which may never end. After all, none of this will be on our permanent record.

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Re: White Grand vs Royal Grand 3D

Postby fieldflower » Yesterday, 11:46

^^^^^^
This!

It's good to change opinion now and then - it brings new nuances to known music.
Test everything, fall in love with some of them, change your mind later, change back, etc.
Change is good!
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Re: White Grand vs Royal Grand 3D

Postby maxpiano » Yesterday, 13:34

lawman wrote:With all due respect, and hoping this doesn't sound too pompous, it seems like you might be overthinking this a bit. You don't have to decide right now "Which sample is best for XXX?" and "Which sample is best for YYY?" "Best" will mean different things to different people, at different times, and you will gravitate to your own. Play what you like most, but do continue to experiment and have fun with a wide selection of sounds. Picking and choosing, rearranging your "Favorites" list, changing your mind, and then changing it back again is a fun process which may never end. After all, none of this will be on our permanent record.


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